Job title: Solicitor
Contract: One year fixed-term contract
Location: Edinburgh (initially working from home)
Reports to: Chief officer
Salary: £30,000-£33,000 (pro rata) (depending on post qualification experience)
Hours: Part-time: 21-28 hours per week (flexible working hours)
Annual leave: 25 days annual leave plus 10 days statutory holiday (pro-rata)
Start date: Immediate
Closing date: 12 noon Tuesday 16 March 2021
One year on, we’re excited to be recruiting for an in-house solicitor.
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and biodiversity crises highlight the essential role of environmental rights in upholding all human rights, this is a unique opportunity to increase awareness of legal rights and remedies in environmental matters.
As ERCS’s in-house Solicitor, your role will be to provide comprehensive legal advice and advocacy support, in a way which is practical, meaningful and easily understood. You will be sensitive to the nature of the enquiries we receive; and be friendly, approachable and professional.
In addition, you will play a critical role in the development and implementation of ERCS’s public education programme, its advocacy to improve access to justice on the environment, and in identifying opportunities to undertake strategic litigation.
The ideal candidate will be committed to environmental justice, and have a good understanding of the Scottish policy and regulatory context of environmental and related planning law, rights and protection. They will be a strategic thinker, an excellent communicator, self-motivated with a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team.
LINK employs and holds the terms and conditions for ERCS staff.
For informal enquiries contact Shivali Fifield, Chief Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full job description and to apply, go to Opportunities – Scotlink.